You know, this is probably the weirdest album I’ve ever listened to. Joe’s Garage criticizes big government, censorship, Catholicism, rock journalism. This album satirizes Scientology and contains a tribute to Zappa’s bodyguard and anal sex. Somehow this album also manages to do this within the context of a story, accompanied by some of the greatest, most forward-thinking rock music. There’s a wide range of opinions on Zappa’s politics and morals, but it can’t be denied that the man made some of the most forward thinking rock music for his time.
Choice Cut: Why Does it Hurt When I Pee?
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After first hearing Danger! High Voltage! for the first time, I wasn’t sure what I’d just heard. All I knew was that I wanted more of it. The first place I looked was its original album, Fire, and I didn’t have to go much farther than that. Fire is an album that is fun, hard rocking, and different all at the same time. There are songs that are goofy or funny and there are songs that have a more serious rock feel to them. The way all the songs blend the elements of hard rock and comedy rock produces an album that is a crime to miss out on.
Brandon’s Note: This is the first album all of us really wanted to write about…to the point of argument. So definitely pick it up.
Choice Cut: Danger! High Voltage!
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